Hotels at Manchester International Airport

by Matthew Knight

Manchester International Airport, the fourth-busiest airport in the United Kingdom, is 10 miles south of downtown Manchester. Visitors to the airport will find a few hotels located within a half-mile that offer convenient access to the terminals and local attractions, including the Styal Country Park, Quarry Bank Mill and Tatton Park Gardens.

Crowne Plaza

The Crowne Plaza is one block northwest of the Manchester Airport, and offers a complimentary shuttle to the airport and to the rail station that connects to the downtown area. The hotel has a spacious lobby with seating area, cocktail lounge and complimentary business center. Accommodations include spacious standard rooms with modern decor and suites with a separate living area. Guests have access to a large on-site fitness facility and concierge services. Two eateries located on-site feature Oriental and modern European cuisines.

Radisson Blu Hotel

The Radisson Blue Hotel offers luxurious accommodations, and is connected to the Manchester Airport via a skywalk. Woodhouse Park is a half-mile to the north, and features walking trails and gardens. Guest rooms feature themes including Italian, Scandinavian, Oriental and maritime. Guest also can choose business-class rooms with included breakfast buffet or suites with separate living areas and mini-bars. The on-site Phileas Fogg Restaurant serves upscale international cuisine and has views of the airport runways.

Bewleys Hotel

Bewleys Hotel is one block from Manchester International Airport, and features luxurious accommodations and a free shuttle to all terminals and the train station. The hotel offers "park, stay and fly" packages, where guests can leave their cars for extended periods. Guest rooms include hypoallergenic pillows and double glazed windows to keep the airport noise out. An on-site fitness facility has flat-screen TV’s and a variety of equipment. Guests have access to an on-site breakfast restaurant, cocktail lounge and the Brasserie Restaurant, which serves International cuisine.

Hilton Manchester Airport

The Hilton Manchester Airport is a quarter-mile from the airport, and offers pet-friendly guest rooms for an additional charge. Guests receive complimentary transportation to the airport terminals and have access to concierge services, a newsstand and florist. Accommodations include standard, deluxe and executive rooms, as well as suites with separate living areas with sleeper sofas. Guests will find a lunch cafe and cocktail lounge within the lobby, along with Lowry’s Restaurant, which features traditional cuisine prepared in a show kitchen in front of the patrons.

About the Author

Based in Southwestern Michigan, Matthew Knight has been writing outdoor and technology articles since 2008. His articles appear on various websites. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Western Michigan University.